8 Benefits Of Generous Giving – 2 Corinthians 9
From my reading in 2 Corinthians 9 in the One Year Bible New Testament.
These are results that normally happen when we give generously. There are situations where God allows generous people to experience poverty in this life, but these principles are generally what will happen if we exhibit a lifestyle of generousity.
1. Your passion will motivate others to give.
For I know how eager you are to help, and I have been boasting to the churches in Macedonia that you in Greece were ready to send an offering a year ago. In fact, it was your enthusiasm that stirred up many of the Macedonian believers to begin giving. 2 Corinthians 9:2
2. You will receive blessing in proportion to what you give. (Not always monitory blessing.)
Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. 2 Corinthians 9:6
3. God is pleased when you give willingly and cheerfully, not because of pressure.
You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”2 Corinthians 9:7
4. God will meet the needs and give you plenty left over to share.
And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. 2 Corinthians 9:8
5. Your generosity will be remembered by God.
As the Scriptures say, “They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.” 2 Corinthians 9:9
6. God will increase your resources partially to increase your giving.
For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you. 2 Corinthians 9:10
7. You will be enriched in every way.
Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. 2 Corinthians 9:11
8. You will bless others and they will praise God.
So two good things will result from this ministry of giving—the needs of the believers in Jerusalem will be met, and they will joyfully express their thanks to God. As a result of your ministry, they will give glory to God. For your generosity to them and to all believers will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ. 2 Corinthians 9:12-13
Which of these results of generous giving inspires you most?
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